Kimberly B Herman

Partner at Sullivan & Worcester LLP

Kimberly B Herman leads Sullivan’s IP, technology and media and entertainment groups. Her practice spans the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and emphasises the law and business of intellectual property. Ms Herman’s practice is varied and extensive. She not only advises clients on numerous issues relating to copyright, trademarks, patents and trade secrets, she also has specialised expertise in business strategy and negotiating in-bound and out-bound transactions and drafting related agreements for a wide range of commercial deals and litigation settlements in the media and entertainment, software (including open source, software as a service and business software platforms) and life sciences industries.

As acting general counsel for a Series C-funded technology company in Boston, Ms Herman has also become well versed in juggling the multitude of legal issues that general counsels face on a daily basis. This experience has reinforced her ability to provide innovative and efficient solutions to her clients.

In particular, Ms Herman’s practice focuses on structuring and negotiating complex commercial transactions dealing with media and entertainment (including representation of clients in the news, documentary, motion picture and cable network industries), First Amendment and privacy issues, gaming, sanctioned gambling and e-sports, software, music and art on behalf of leading media, entertainment, technology and consumer-products companies, as well as filmmakers, project financiers, artists, museums and art galleries. This representation extends to Ms Herman assisting her clients in exploiting their brands, content and programming into different markets and entertainment distribution platforms through a variety of licensing, merchandising, publishing, sponsorship, agency and endorsement deals.

Ms Herman conducts audits and provides strategic counselling to assist clients in identifying, protecting and exploiting key IP assets and represents clients in a wide variety of trademark and copyright enforcement and defence matters. In addition, she advises clients on responding to claims of infringement of adversely held trademarks and copyright, prepares and responds to cease and desist letters regarding the same, and provides advice on litigation, litigation settlements and mediation.

Professional associations

  • AIPLA
  • INTA
  • International Masters of Gaming Law

Firm details

Sullivan & Worcester LLP
One Post Office Square
Boston MA 02109
United States

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